IDINVEST PARTNERS ACTIVELY SUPPORTS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Committed to fighting against inequality, Idinvest Partners supports several non-profit organizations via the Epic Foundation: www.epic.foundation
This recently formed New York based non-profit is aimed at today’s philanthropists and corporate donors. Epic’s goal is to connect givers with NGOs and social enterprises committed to redressing the inequalities (in healthcare, education, welfare and economic empowerment) that affect children and young adults around the world. Epic is active in the United States and Western Europe as well as East Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Brazil.
The Epic Foundation operates transparently on behalf of major donors so that they can see the impact of their contributions. Epic not only hand picks the NGOs and social enterprises with which it works, but also closely follows their progress, building close relationships and enabling greater trust between these organizations and their donors. Epic’s board of directors covers its own overheads and all investment costs, meaning that donations to the Epic Foundation go entirely to the organizations in its giving portfolio.
Christophe Bavière, Chairman of Idinvest, said he was “won over by the Epic Foundation’s operating model. Modern, transparent - it offers donors a complete picture of how their funds are being used and, more importantly, the good they’re doing. That kind of trust is essential for everyone involved. It’s the basis of any long term partnership - the glue that holds any effective philanthropic initiative together.”
IDINVEST PARTNERS HAS SELECTED TWO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT VIA THE EPIC FOUNDATION:
- Simplon.co offers intensive training in web and mobile app design for people who want to make a living from these skills. Its main target demographic is young adults under 25, with little or no higher education, from working class neighborhoods and rural areas. Other candidates may include job-seekers looking for a change of career, women and older workers, all of whom are underrepresented in the tech workforce. Simplon.co offers trainees the choice between free courses to enhance their qualifications and tuition-charging programs that grant a certificate at the end. Anyone can apply - the only prerequisite is motivation!
- Sport dans la Ville, is France’s top sports based non-profit organization promoting social and workforce inclusion, with 4,000 young people participating in a full range of programs at its 26 athletic centers nationwide. Founded in 1998, the objective of Sport dans la Ville is to enable young people all over the country to build self confidence and the values they need to succeed: commitment, open mindedness, respect, perseverance, high standards and hard work.